Guidance

Links

Financial Aid
FAFSA
In order for a family to receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and then be eligible for a financial aid package from college, a FREE APPLICATION OF FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) must be submitted. Also, to be eligible for many state funded grants, scholarships, and tuition assistance programs, a FAFSA needs to be completed. For the class of 2009, this form cannot be completed until January 1, 2009 at the earliest. We recommend that you fill this out online. A pin number (electronic signature) must be obtained before you can fill out the FAFSA online. Use the link to get a PIN. Once you have been assigned a PIN, you visit their website and begin working on the FAFSA. Here is what will happen after you complete the FAFSA: 1. Student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). It is much faster if you complete it online. 2. You review the SAR for errors. Each college you chose will also receive your SAR. 3. Colleges then prepare a financial aid package. Every college will have a different package. This package may contain different types of financial aid. 4. Student will sign the award letter for the college they choose. 5. Students need to make sure they accept the award letter by the college's deadline.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Testing
ACT
ACT has an excellent website for students that provides you with an array of information. You can work on some practice questions from the different sections of the test and learn more about your scores and how they are reported. You can register online or fill out a registration packet in the guidance office. ACT recommends that you register online. The ACT is being offered at Manteno High School (142755) this year on certain test dates. Check with the counseling office to find out these dates. Other test centers that are close to Manteno High School include: Bradley-Bourbonnais High School (173580), Kankakee Community College (010530) and Bishop McNamara High School (174210).
http://www.actstudent.org/index.html

SAT
The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a college entrance exam that is preferred by many private colleges and universities outside of the Midwest. You can learn much more about the SAT through the College Board website. You may register online or in the guidance office. Manteno is not a test center for the SAT.
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html

College
Scholarship
https://docs.google.com/a/panthernation.net/document/d/1tx_gvJzmkuuuTVV-2NBhDO8KMSueCrjkQgCvZy2_7_4/edit?usp=sharing

Counseling Resources
KAN-I-HELP

The Kankakee-Iroquois HELP Network is a comprehensive community information system designed to connect the residents of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, in east central Illinois, with government agencies, publicly financed human services and non-profit organizations.

Information contained in this on-line directory has either been provided by the agencies themselves or a reliable third party. We try to make sure the information provided is correct, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Inclusion in the directory does not imply endorsement.

http://www.kan-i-help.org/

Student Athletes
NCAA Clearinghouse
If you are currently a student-athlete at Manteno High School and you are considering the possibility of playing Division I or II athletics, you must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the NCAA Clearinghouse. You will find instructions on eligibility requirements and how to register listed below. For more information on eligibility requirements check out the NCAA Clearinghouse website by clicking the link.
http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net